Fast-casual pizza players dominate Next 20

Fast-casual pizza players dominate Next 20

NRN takes a look at 20 restaurant chains best positioned to crack the Top 200 — and what they’re doing to get there.     Related: 2016 Next 20: Young chains bring new energy  Gallery: Meet the Next 20  2016 Next 20 sales and unit trend data  See the methodology behind the 2016 Next 20 

It was a good year for pizza in the 2016 Next 20 class, with eight of the 20 up-and-coming concepts focusing their menus on made-to-order pies.

But the four traditional pizza players — Monical’s Pizza, Pizza Factory, Vocelli Pizza and Russo’s New York Pizzeria/Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen — could not hold a candle to the growth shown by the four fast-casual pizza players in this year’s Next 20.

In the crowded world of fast-casual pizza, seve

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